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Phantom Galleries LA at the Title Guarantee Building in Downtown Los Angeles

Exhibition Detail
Title Guarantee Building Public Art Space
411 West 5th Street
Downtown Los Angeles , CA 90013

May 1st, 2008 - May 30th, 2008
May 8th, 2008 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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downtown/east la
(213) 626-2854


Opening Reception Thursday, May 8th, 2008 from 6 – 10 pm during the Downtown Artwalk and then on display until May 30th.


Continental Gallery

408 S. Spring Street., Los Angeles, CA 90013

(corner of Spring and 4th)

Adam Bota curated by Edgar Varela Fine Art


The paintings of Adam Bota seem, at least in their manner of depiction, 

to take up old traditions. Especially the realistic depiction of people 

at work, surrounded by industrial plants, dams or machinery triggers 

associations with the gigantic paintings of Stalinist etatist art. But 

in an instant the spectator realizes, that things can not be quite 

correct, that he is in fact confronted with a collage, a realistically 

painted collage of impressions, of optical impressions, not unsimilar 

to the works of Erró. But a closer scrutiny reveals, that this can not 

be a political or satirical collage either. The visual material, which 

Adam Bota combines into paintings, comes from papers and journals, from catalogues and advertisements. Collected, selected and arranged on overcrowded pinboards, optical ideas and quotations await their 

marching orders. ? From this quarry of mass-communication Bota selects his material for his large compositions. Once combined and united to one of his big paintings, they seem like the perfect representation of a dream, re-combined remains of pictures, which you can remember clearly but about which, at waking up, you can no longer remember what they mean and how they go together.



Edgar Varela Fine Arts. 542 S. Alameda Street, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, 

CA 90013

(213) 494.7608

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